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Furman Bisher has died at 93

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by jemaz, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. jemaz

    jemaz Member

    Reported on Twitter and on the Atlanta Journal website. I began reading his stuff in the Sporting News when I was 9 or 10, which was a long time ago.
  2. the fop

    the fop Member

    One of the greats. Selah.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Next to his obituary, the AJC should run the obit Bisher wrote when his son died. A masterpiece.
  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member


    EDIT: Agreed .... RIP.
  5. Bob Crotchet

    Bob Crotchet Member

    RIP. And thanks for the link to the obit for his son.
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    One of the greats. RIP.
  7. bigbadeagle

    bigbadeagle Member

    Had the pleasure to meet Furman several times. Great writer, great man.
    I certainly hope Augusta National has a fitting tribute planned for him next month.
  8. Corky Ramirez up on 94th St.

    Corky Ramirez up on 94th St. Well-Known Member

    One of my favorites:

  9. MeanGreenATO

    MeanGreenATO Active Member

    I'm in my early 20's and had never heard of him, but you can be damn sure I'm about to tackle his son's obit.
  10. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    You know, I was all ready to get all indignant about this, and then I realized that without this board, I wouldn't have heard of him either.

    But yes, read more.
  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    It was my privilege to know Furman very slightly. A delightful companion, and damn good newspaperman. I am so sorry to hear this.
  12. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I was oddly extra pleased last year when Furman accepted my invitation as a Facebook friend. Silly little thing, and we never communicated once after that, but I liked it.

    You didn't have to agree with everything he wrote or did to know he was one of the kings of the newspaper era many of us miss, and this is just another reminder of what's been lost.

    Sad way to wake up this morning.
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